Blow Gun


From: Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Nebaj

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 44-2-1A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Ixil | Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Nebaj
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Palm Wood (uncertain) | Seed

Palm? wood with an inner tube in two longitudinal sections [ visible at convex proximal end.] Distal end twice recessed [terraced.] Two red seeds embedded in thick ring of gum 33 cm from proximal end form the sight. Cerbatana. 11 stone pellets. Old style weapon used by the Indians of the Ixil region of Quiche.

Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1944

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